A Texas teenager set his mother’s clothes ablaze after the woman refused to provide him money to purchase marijuana, authorities said.

John Carter

John Carter allegedly lit his mother’s clothes on fire when she refused to give him money for drugs. (Image source: Harris County Fire Marshall’s Office via KENS-TV)

The Harris County Fire Marshall’s Office said John Carter, 18, started setting his mom’s wardrobe on fire after she declined to give him money for drugs.

“Our investigation found that 18-year-old John Carter was angry at his mother because she would not give him money so he could buy marijuana, so he started setting her clothes on fire,” Lt. Dean Hensley with the Harris County Fire Marshal Office told KTRK.

“…was angry at his mother because she would not give him money so he could buy marijuana…”
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According to KENS-TV, firefighters were alerted to the scene when the fire spread to the entire apartment.

Carter was reportedly taken into custody and charged with arson.

He currently remains in jail on a $30,000 bond, KTRK reported.

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